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The lava lamp turns 60

MATHMOS, creators of the lava lamp are celebrating its 60th anniversary.

 Contardi’s archi-decorative aesthetic code chosen for the interiors of Hoxton Rome

Conceived specifically for Hoxton Rome, Contardi’s lamps skilfully deliver the mid-century modern style the designers wanted. The custom-made suspensions have a geometric structure with a dark bronze finish – in harmonious contrast with glass globes, as the dominant shapes that add a space-age touch to the environment.

Merve Kahraman creates products that forge an emotional bond

My current favorites are the Sare Floor Lamp and the upcoming MetLife table. My favorite interior design project was a residential home in Bebek, Istanbul. I designed it during covid, and despite the dreary circumstances, I felt proud to create designs that reflect a more positive and fun world. That project makes me happy every time I see the images.

Amanda Gunawan on progressive architecture and designing products with sentimental value

Gunawan defines herself as a progressive architect. When people hear the term progressive architect they get intimidated. In her experience, people assume it means something technical and lofty, but she stands by the term. It means always improving, turning failures into opportunities. In practice that means building upon what already exists. This is the philosophy behind the name of her architecture design and build firm, The Only Way is Up. 

Restoration Hardware unveils RH England, The Gallery at historic Anyho Park

RH England, The Gallery at the Historic Aynho Park, a Magnificent 17th-Century, 73-Acre Estate with…

US vs. EU furniture markets: Who is influencing whom?

In Europe, there is a greater prevalence of smaller, independent furniture stores and boutiques, and Europeans are more inclined to prioritize local businesses over big box stores. In the United States, larger chain stores, department stores, and online retailers dominate the market, offering a wide range of furniture options at various price points.

UniFor and OMA win the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD 2023 Gold with PRINCIPLES collection

PRINCIPLES, a collection by OMA, won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2023 Gold, one of the most prestigious design awards worldwide. The selection started with almost 11,000 submissions from 56 countries and ended with the 75 most outstanding design achievements honored with Gold.

10 amazing projects from Hello Wood Summer School and Festival’s first 10 years

Builders rejoice! After a three-year hiatus, the Hello Wood Summer School and Festival, which has been around for more than ten years, is returning this July. For this special occasion, 10 noteworthy projects were chosen to give you a glimpse of its long and fascinating history.

How does design taste differ geographically? Watch the panel from Universal Furniture

Universal Furniture hosted a Learning Lab series of panel discussions in their showroom. Decor News Now Editor-in-Chief, Courtney Porter moderates “Discover the Art of Design: Big Cities vs. Small Towns,” with Marta Mitchell of Marta Mitchell Interior Design Group, Robert Ventolo of Crain + Ventolo, and Christian Daw of Christian Daw Design. The discussion includes the dynamic relationship between location and design style, wants and needs; and the unique design needs and styles of urban and rural clients.

A Roman transportation of the Roman Domus from Molteni&C

Viewed as a whole, the 2023 Molteni&C Collection introduces a range of refined and sophisticated furnishings, with an international flavour and timeless stylistic coherence. Different personalities with a single distinctive trait: formal essentiality.